53 A Collection of Art


This deck was born from Mark’s first venture into painting. Each piece depicts an interpretation of one of the 53 cards found in a standard deck of cards.

Painted in Acrylic, on a 20 x 25cm canvases, the work was completed over a one year period while at sea on board various cruise ships.

The paintings were scanned at high resolution and transformed into a deck of cards. Each card has a black border representing the frame of the artwork and the back design is taken from the back of one of the canvases used.

Each deck contains 56 cards.

52 playing cards in a standard deck

One Joker

An Information Card

Two extra cards created especially to enable a performance of a magic trick based on an art heist.

Below are a sample of the cards in the deck

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